CarefulBuilder14 wrote:On the back of cards:
"Not valid without authorized signature" on AA Platinum and Chase cards.
"Not valid unless signed" on Brooks Brothers.
Other cards just say "Authorized signature" or "Cardmember signature".
I agree it doesn't do much, but it's definitely something CC companies nominally require.
I'm sure it's required. It's just useless. Also, not to belabor nonsense, but I'm pretty sure that the cashier is the intended responsible party for telling the person presenting the card: "This card is not signed. It is not valid. I cannot accept it." I don't think it means the cardholder isn't allowed to use the account they have. Anyway, I think they should do away with that type of space wasting nonsense and update their shit to chip and pin or develop a stronger technology that actually offers increased security.